Bikini Beach (1964)

Bikini Beach





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The Beach Party gang is back in this third episode. This time out, the gang is visited by the handsome British pop star Potato Bug (Frankie Avalon in a dual role) who has come to CA for a little r&r. When Potato Bug sees the perky Dee Dee (Annette Funicello), he falls head over heels. This doesn't set well with her boyfriend, Frankie. Later the kids all join forces to keep aged developer Harvey Huntington Honeywagon from buying their beach and using it to build a senior citizen's resort. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: William Asher, Leo Townsend, Robert Dillon
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as Frankie/Potato Bug

as Vivien Clements

as Big Drag

as Johnny

as Eric Von Zipper

as Harvey Huntington Ho...

as Deadhead

as Sniffles

as First Officer

as Second Officer

as South Dakota Slim

as Teenage Werewolf

as Beach Girl

as First Officer
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Critic Reviews for Bikini Beach

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

A horrible juvenile comedy in which surfers fight cyclists and convert their elders to the pleasures of the bronzed physique.

Full Review… | April 2, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Bikini Beach isn't 'good'. It's just tremendously, wonderfully goofy.

Full Review… | July 19, 2013
Antagony & Ecstasy

If the first two Beach Party movies were anything goes, Bikini Beach is everything goes.

Full Review… | April 3, 2013

In an acting stretch, Frankie Avalon here plays both his usual surfing namesake and a vacationing mop-top English singer named the Potato Bug (the sort of British invader that sank Avalon's recording career)...

Full Review… | April 2, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Bikini Beach


There's lotsa blondie beach babes shaking they groove thang here (and lotsa times when the camera just sorta slowly meanders down thataway to show you lest you forgot) ... and thankfully too, cause this ain't got much anything better in this mid-1960's style teen exploitation go round.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


This "Beach" movie has the worst plot of the series. It's still some fun to watch, but it's predictable and stupid, and my least favourite of the movies.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


The writer of this would be distaster needs to rethink everything put into this flim because not even alchole can make this film amazing,but there is still something there that makes it just slightly interesting. Maybe it's the cast, the music, or some combination, but it's hard to tell in all the predicatability and cliche lines.

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